Senior Advocacy and Campaigns Strategist (Midwest)
Anna Odegaard is the Senior Advocacy and Campaigns Strategist for the Midwest, leading FFJC’s work in Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio and supporting reform throughout the region.
Prior to joining FFJC, Anna spent nearly a decade at the Minnesota Asset Building Coalition, leading MABC’s advocacy campaigns for state-level policies that support asset building opportunities, reduce barriers to economic mobility, and advance racial equity. Before joining MABC, she worked as a Policy Analyst for the Service Employees International Union, helping develop equitable and inclusive state policies for implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Earlier in her career, Anna led the Domestic Abuse Response Team in Fridley, Minnesota, supporting domestic abuse survivors on their path to safety.
Anna received a Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Political Science and Rhetoric from Drake University. She lives in Saint Paul, MN with her partner and two children.